Minor in Community and Regional Planning - Undergraduate

Community and regional planning is an interdisciplinary field that influences a broad range of future-oriented decision-making. A minor in community and regional planning will be useful for students who wish to pursue careers related to planning or who wish to pursue graduate study in community and regional planning.

Majors related to planning include architecture, landscape architecture, anthropology, economics, environmental studies, ethnic studies, geography, geology, Great Plains studies, political science, and sociology, among others. Many professional positions in public, private, and nonprofit organizations involve knowledge and skills in community and regional planning.

UNL offers the master of community and regional planning (MCRP) degree program, which prepares students for professional planning practice. Requirements for the MCRP degree program are detailed in the Graduate Catalog. Completion of CRPL 400 Introduction to Planning in the minor fulfills the course content requirement of CRPL 800 Introduction to Planning for the MCRP degree; however, students pursuing the MCRP degree still must complete 48 credit hours at the graduate level.

Requirements for Minor Offered by Program

The minor in community and regional planning is open to all UNL students. Students should declare the minor with their academic advisor in their home college. The community and regional planning minor requires 18 credit hours, including two required community and regional planning courses.

Required Courses:

CRPL 300 The Community and the Future (ACE 9) – 3 credit hours
CRPL 400 Introduction to Planning (ACE 8) – 3 credit hours

Elective Courses:

Of the 12 credit hours of elective courses in the minor—selected from the following list—only one three-credit-hour non-CRPL course is allowed:

CRPL 430 Planning with GIS – 3 credit hours
CRPL 432 Advanced Spatial Analysis with GIS – 3 credit hours
CRPL 433 GIS in Environmental Design and Planning – 3 credit hours
CRPL 441 Researching Quality of Life – 3 credit hours
CRPL 460 Planning and Design in the Built Environment – 3 credit hours
CRPL 467 Active and Healthy Community Development – 3 credit hours
CRPL 470 Environmental Planning and Policy – 3 credit hours
CRPL 471 Environmental Impact Assessment – 3 credit hours
CRPL 472 Hazard Mitigation Planning – 3 credit hours
CRPL 481 Planning in Developing Countries – 3 credit hours
CRPL 489 Urbanization of Rural Landscapes – 3 credit hours
CRPL 895 Selected Topics: Urban Design Seminar – 3 credit hours
CRPL 895 Selected Topics: Introduction to Transportation Planning – 3 credit hours

ANTH 110 Introduction to Anthropology (ACE 6 & 9) – 3 credit hours
ANTH 130 Anthropology of the Great Plains (ACE 6) – 3 credit hours
ANTH/ETHN 212 Introduction to Cultural Anthropology (ACE 6) – 3 credit hours
ARCH 107 Sustainability Basics and the Built Environment (ACE 8) – 3 credit hours
ARCH 240 Architecture History and Theory I (ACE 5 & 7) – 3 credit hours
ARCH 241 Architecture History and Theory II (ACE 7) – 3 credit hours
ARCH/LARC 461 Urbanism – 3 credit hours
ECON 200 Economic Essentials and Issues (ACE 6 & 8) – 3 credit hours
ECON 211 Principles of Macroeconomics (ACE 6 & 8) – 3 credit hours
ECON 212 Principles of Microeconomics (ACE 6 & 8) – 3 credit hours
ECON 215 Statistics (ACE 3) – 3 credit hours
EDPS 459 Statistical Methods (ACE 3) – 3 credit hours
ENVR 201 Science, Systems, Environment and Sustainability (ACE 8) – 3 credit hours
ENVR/NRES 249 Individual and Cultural Perspectives on the Environment (ACE 9) – 3 credit hours
ENVR/PSYC 334 Psychology of Environmental Sustainability (ACE 8) – 3 credit hours
GEOG 120 Introductory Economic Geography – 3 credit hours
GEOG 140 Introductory Human Geography (ACE 9) – 3 credit hours
GEOG 155 Elements of Physical Geography (ACE 5) – 4 credit hours
GEOG 271 Geography of the United States (ACE 4) – 3 credit hours
HIST 343 American Urban and Social History I (ACE 5) – 3 credit hours
HIST 344 American Urban and Social History II – 3 credit hours
HIST 346 North American Environmental History – 3 credit hours
HIST 351 Rethinking the American West – 3 credit hours
HIST 352 American West Since 1900 – 3 credit hours
HIST 355 Post-World War II America – 3 credit hours
HIST 360 History of Nebraska and the Great Plains – 3 credit hours
HIST 469 Global Environmental History – 3 credit hours
LARC 241 History of Landscape Architecture (ACE 5 & 7) – 3 credit hours
POLS 100 Power and Politics in America (ACE 6 & 8) – 3 credit hours
POLS/HIST 105 American Ways – 3 credit hours
POLS 108 Political Ideas – 3 credit hours
POLS 130 News Literacy, The Public, and Politics – 3 credit hours
POLS 210 Bureaucracy and the American Political System – 3 credit hours
POLS 221 Politics in State and Local Governments – 3 credit hours
POLS 225 Nebraska Government and Politics – 3 credit hours
POLS 232 Public Issues in America – 3 credit hours
POLS 235 Public Policy: Concepts and Processes – 3 credit hours
POLS 236 Public Policy Analysis: Methods and Models – 3 credit hours
POLS/ETHN 238 Blacks and the American Political System (ACE 6 & 9) – 3 credit hours
POLS/ANTH/SOCI 261 Conflict and Conflict Resolution – 3 credit hours
POLS 286 Political Analysis – 3 credit hours
POLS 332 Climate Change: Policy and Politics – 3 credit hours
POLS/COMM 334 Polls, Politics and Public Opinion – 3 credit hours
SOCI 101 Introduction to Sociology – 3 credit hours
SOCI/ETHN 217 Sociology of Race and Ethnicity (ACE 6 & 9) – 3 credit hours
SOCI 241/AECN 276 Rural Sociology – 3 credit hours

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